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Debility

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A debility is a weakening of a planet through its placement in certain signs and houses. Planets in the sign of their detriment or fall, or in the house opposed to the natural house ruled by the planet, are said to be debilitated. The basic idea informing the notion of debility is that there are certain signs or houses whose energies are incompatible with the characteristics of certain planets, and that this inharmonious blending of energies serves to lessen the strength of a planet’s influence. For various reasons, but principally because the influence of planets so placed does not actually seem to be weakened, contemporary astrologers have largely abandoned the use of this term.

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But owing to his debilities as a result of this attack, Gavin is serving a much longer sentence.
She also manages to shed light upon the intrinsic debilities of both societies: the underlying negativity and hypocrisy of Icelandic small-mindedness and the pervasive hypocrisy of English aristocrats and diplomatic personnel whose moral weaknesses, sexual deviation, and illegitimacy continue to be disguised, ignored, or purposefully hidden from public view.
New Delhi, Feb 15 ( ANI ): Emphasizing that agricultural development must be accompanied by measures to remove the debilities of the farmers and empower them through marketing, finances and organisations of farmers, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday financial exclusion has indeed been a bane for Indian agriculturists.
Yet he does not mention the Persian and North African embassies in seventeenth-century England, whose elite members were also subject to shifting English definition of blackness but whose diplomatic roles granted them immunity from some of its debilities. How did the presence of these individuals shape the discourse of blackness in early modern England, even if only by complicating the notion of what whiteness might mean (as in the descriptor "white moor" and the identification of imperial Muslims such as Persians and Ottomans as white)?